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by Jane Austen
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 9 months ago
It's short, it's unpolished, and the MC is an absolutely conniving bitch. And, oh, my god, it was magnificent. Susan is horrid and also compelling. A fun (yet sadly not that far from reality) caricature of your garden variety sociopathic creature. From the first letter I was laughing at the conv...
Lillelara rated it 3 years ago
This short novella has been a fun read. Mainly because the main character Lady Susan Vernon is a scheming, cunning, manipulating nightmare of a woman and she doesn´t mind one bit. She is the most unlikely Jane Austen heroine you could encounter in one of her books. I did have some issues with it, ...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 3 years ago
A novella about the "most accomplished coquette in England", 'Lady Susan' coasts through society either ahead of her reputation, or because of it. The story is told through a series of letters between the characters, the narrative never getting bogged down as the authors of the letters skips from on...
Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads
Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads rated it 3 years ago
I don't know what the point of this story was except to accentuate how much of an epic bitch Susan was. There didn't seem to be much more to it. Wow, she was just evil.
The Reading Jackalope
The Reading Jackalope rated it 4 years ago
The novella is hilarious. Lady Susan is the wooorst, but you can't help but cheer for her as she makes sure that everyone does exactly what she would like them to do. I would love to see her go head-to-head with Cersei Lanister or Margary Tyrell. They would eat each other alive, and it would be a de...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 4 years ago
My awesome niece, Becca got all excited that a movie just came out which is allegedly based on Jane Austen's short, epistolary novel, a novel written early in Austen's career, but not published until some fifty years after she died. Neither Becca's mother nor her aunt responded to the call that we ...
the reading chronicles
the reading chronicles rated it 4 years ago
Lady Susan is a selfish, attractive woman, who tries to trap the best possible husband while maintaining a relationship with a married man. She subverts all the standards of the romantic novel: she has an active role, she's not only beautiful but intelligent and witty, and her suitors are significan...
Worlds Inside Books
Worlds Inside Books rated it 4 years ago
The book was ok and I liked how all characters were represented in the letters, which allows readers to see what is going on from all perspectives.
KizunaYueMichaelis rated it 4 years ago
Short story but the length was perfect; not rushed, not slow. Stories that are narrated through letters can be tricky, but here it works excellent. I like how different this little book is from her other books, yet when you are reading it, it is obvious it is Jane Austen. Her MC is a villain, a very...
LunaLuss rated it 4 years ago
Do not think me unkind for such an exercise of my power... Lady Susan would not have things any way other than hers. She has powers. She knows how to exert them on others, and she does not prevent herself the glory emanating from them no matter how ill-used they are. She does not care...
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